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Letter to the Editor: Mary Pat Goulding

In this season of Giving and Thanksgiving, Memphremagog Watershed Association (MWA) wishes to thank all the swimmers in the Kingdom Games both summer and winter. Their enthusiasm for our beautiful NEK lakes and ponds has contributed substantial proceeds to MWA’s works over the last 3 years. MWA thanks you for your great generosity to the… Keep Reading

Newport/News

$3M grant awarded to help at-risk families in Newport

NEWPORT — A family assistance agency in South Burlington called Lund has been awarded a five-year, $3 million grant that will go to provide intensive services for at-risk families in Burlington and Newport. The grant will help Lund establish the Vermont Family Recovery Project, where they plan to provide home-based services to improve well-being, permanency,… Keep Reading

Newport/News

Snowmobile safety course draws a crowd

NEWPORT — On Saturday, over thirty local snowmobile enthusiasts gathered at North Country Hospital to hone their safety skills. For riders born after July 1, 1983, this is a course that must be completed in order to legally use the VAST trails. The course was taught by Roger Gosselin, a South Burlington firefighter and advanced… Keep Reading

coventry/Newport/News/North Troy/Troy

Police: DUI crashes in Troy and Coventry

NEWPORT — Police say two drivers are facing DUI charges after separate single-vehicle crashes that took place last night in Orleans County. At around 9:15 p.m. police received a call of a crash in the town of Troy. While speaking with the operator, Gilles Desjarlais, 71, of Troy, police say an odor of intoxicants was… Keep Reading

Newport orchestra to play annual fall concert this Sunday

NEWPORT — This Sunday, the Newport Area Community Orchestra is presenting its 7th Annual Fall Concert at the United Church in Newport. Daniel Johnstone will be featured as soloist opening the concert with “Il Meo Tesoro” from Mozart’s opera “Don Giovanni.” The program will continue with “Nimrod” from the Enigma Variations by Sir Edward Elgar,… Keep Reading

Barton/Newport/News

Governor Scott visits Barton Christmas tree farm

BARTON — Governor Phil Scott and Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts visited the Vermont Christmas Tree Farm in Barton today to highlight the importance of these businesses to the rural Vermont landscape and economy. After touring the farm with owners Bill and Sue Tester, Governor Scott cut three trees, two for his offices in Montpelier and… Keep Reading

Derby/Lowell/Newport/News

Newport man facing attempted murder charge

NEWPORT — Three men are being held without bail after police say they were involved in the kidnapping and brutal assault of a 20-year-old Derby man. In court last week, Tyler Glodgett, 22, of Newport, pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated assault, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and… Keep Reading

Barton/Newport/News

Car hits Barton municipal building after crash

BARTON — A crash in Barton on Monday morning caused a 2008 Nissan to strike the municipal building. At around 9:42 a.m. police were called to investigate a two-vehicle accident on Village Square in the town of Barton. Police say Cynthia Rice, 59 of Westmore, backed up into the path of another vehicle, operated by… Keep Reading

Lyndonville/News

Lyndonville man arrested after fatal hit-and-run

LYNDONVILLE — An arrest has been made following a fatal hit-and-run that took place in Lyndonville on Saturday. According to police, interviews and surveillance video showed the operator of the vehicle at the time of the crash was Gary Hale, 41, Lyndonville. On Saturday, members of the Vermont State Police located the victim, identified as… Keep Reading

News/Orleans

Police: Bow and arrow shot at home in Orleans

ORLEANS — Police say that someone shot a bow and arrow at a house in Orleans. This morning at around 10:50 a.m. police were notified of the vandalism that occurred at a residence on Maple Street. A trooper responded and met with the complainant who advised his residence had been shot by a bow and… Keep Reading

Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

Newport’s Columbia Forest Products gets relief from illegal Chinese imports

NEWPORT — Columbia Forest Products, which maintains a manufacturing facility in Newport, has been struggling for years to compete with illegal Chinese imports. Following four years of advocacy, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) today provided long overdue relief to the company. In a unanimous ruling, the ITC voted 4-0 to impose significant tariffs on… Keep Reading

Irasburg/News

Icy roads blamed for rollover crash in Irasburg

IRASBURG — A 68-year-old woman was transported to the hospital on Tuesday following a single-vehicle crash in Irasburg. At around 8:00 a.m. the Vermont State Police were notified of the crash located on Vermont Route 14. Police identified the driver as Gayla Mayo, of Irasburg. According to the report, the woman was traveling south when… Keep Reading

News/Northeast Kingdom/Outdoors

Orleans County snowmobile clubs contribute thousands to local economy

NEWPORT — Six snowmobile clubs in Orleans County have received grant money from the Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST) for the purpose of maintaining and relocating snowmobile trails. Multiple construction projects were completed throughout the county this summer in order to maintain Orleans County’s connection to the states 4,700-mile statewide trail system. The projects… Keep Reading

Derby/Newport/News

Two Mexican citizens arrested during smuggling attempt in Derby

DERBY — On Saturday, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Newport station say they arrested a man and woman, both citizens of Mexico, during a failed smuggling attempt. Agents say they encountered two men driving a white Nissan Sentra near the international border. According to authorities, both men claimed to be U.S. citizens from North… Keep Reading

Barton/Newport/News

Police looking for man and woman who broke into Barton home

BARTON — Police are looking for two suspects caught on surveillance footage breaking into a home in Barton. On Sunday at around 7:00 p.m. police responded to a report of a burglary with forced entry at the residence. Police say two individuals entered the unoccupied dwelling in the early morning hours, causing damage and taking… Keep Reading

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